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A Fresh Take on An Industrial Wedding With Serious Pops of Color

I’m never surprised when a graphic designer becomes a bride and her wedding is AMAZING. There’s something about a designer’s knack for aesthetics that always translates to pretty and this day is certainly no exception. It’s a fresh take on the industrial chic style with unexpected moments like ghost chairs for the win. Go see the rehearsal dinner in the gallery, along with every capture by Michelle Boyd.

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From Michelle Boyd PhotographyTaylor and Adam were married on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the historic Hotel Emma in San Antonio. (The hotel building was originally The Pearl Brewery’s Brewhouse, which was built in 1894.) Taylor and Adam have special ties to the hotel because both Adam and the bride’s father contributed to its construction.

For the overall design of the space, we drew inspiration directly from the hotel, which combines old world elegance, and a mix of industrial and modern touches. We brought in luxe, patterned linens from La Tavola and ghost chairs for dining. Sprout designed lush florals (seriously, those bouquets!) which added pops of soft, pretty color throughout the space.

The bride is an incredibly talented graphic designer, and she designed all of the paper goods for the day, which included an illustration of the landmark hotel that they love. (Not to mention letterpress for days, gold edge painting, wax seals, and Frou Frou ribbon to bundle each suite together!) Their day-of paper goods also featured modern, acrylic touches.

The hotel itself has a huge culinary emphasis. One of our favorite details from the evening is the gorgeous marble-clad, fully functioning display kitchen, which we flipped three times to use throughout the night: First for sign-in, then for cocktail hour (the chef prepped and served appetizers from this space!), and finally for an incredible dessert display, complete with three cakes and hundreds of assorted pastries.

Following dinner, toasts, and desserts, The Night Owls opened the dance floor and kept everyone dancing (and singing!) until Taylor and Adam’s sparkler departure. After a quick wardrobe change, they joined the after-party where Matthew Rubio with the Flashdance played to a packed room until the early morning.

Working with Taylor and Adam and their families was a dream. They are kind, talented, and so very in love. So thankful for the incredible team behind this day that pulled together to achieve every thoughtful, beautifully executed detail for this sweet couple.

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Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography | Cinematography: Brittan Pittman | Event Planning + Design: Westcott Weddings | Floral Design: Sprout | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier | Invitations: The Bride | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Nicole Miller | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Catering: Hotel Emma | Makeup: Makenzi Laine | Hair: Mindy Orsak | Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design | Band: The Nightowls | Groom's Attire: Armani Collezioni | Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings | Venue: Hotel Emma | After Party DJ: The FlashDance | After Party Romper: Diane Von Furstenberg | Bridal Luncheon: Hotel Emma | Groom's Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Hat Box: Trousseau & Co | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Lounge Furniture: Loot Vintage Rentals | Photography - Assistance: Jessica Scott | Rehearsal Dinner: Cured | Rentals: Marquee Rents

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Just Wait Until You See Their Epic Wedding Send-off

Talk about making an exit, because this couple? They literally flew off into the sunset. That’s right, and if you think that’s good just wait until you see the campsite wedding that happened beforehand. The perfect representation of Southern charm and classic details, we’ve got Rachel Whyte Photography to thank for capturing it all. Fall in love firsthand with every single moment via The Vault!

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From Rachel Whyte PhotographyRachel and Ford’s wedding was one for the books. Their wedding weekend took place at Camp Waldemar in the Texas Hill Country. The venue was absolutely gorgeous and they were blessed with perfect, Texas fall weather. (Not raining and not blazing hot- that’s a major win!) Rachel and Ford are a class act couple and their wedding was a perfect representation of them. Rachel was a radiant, peaceful bride and Ford’s love for her was so evident.

Their ceremony took place in a beautiful stone amphitheater on the banks of the Guadeloupe River, and they said said their vows under a canopy of trees. The reception was held in a large tent on a field and they danced the night away under the stars. Rachel’s Oscar De La Renta gown and their epic helicopter exit were just two of the stunners of their big day. The happy couple was surrounded by hundreds of their closest friends and family and the weekend was filled with love, laughter and happy tears. It was an honor to be a part of such a special event!

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Photography: Rachel Whyte Photography | Cinematography: Sight and Sound Films | Event Planning: Lynn Huntress | Floral Design: Viridian Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Cake: Bird Bakery | Catering: Perini Ranch | Hair + Makeup: Veronica Ibarra | Ceremony and Reception: Camp Waldemar | Reception Band: In10City

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A Chance Encounter Inspired This Bright, Boho Editorial

When Events by Jade encountered a beautiful stranger in a coffee shop, she was immediately struck by the woman’s bohemian, eclectic, whimsical and romantic style. She began wondering, “If I were to design this stranger’s wedding, what would it look like?” With The Vault full of bright, gorgeous photos from Rachel Elaine Photography, that question was answered.


From Events by JadeThe Texas girl in me finds something extraordinary about the combination of a crisp white barn in a setting of vibrant colors. The White Sparrow Barn shines on it’s own, so adding to this radiant space for such an enchanting event was easy. My intent was to create a lovely masterpiece that would bring into focus the beauty of the moment, and when you take a closer look you are in awe of every fine detail.

One day, not too long ago, I met a beautiful woman in a coffee shop. I would describe her style as bohemian and eclectic, with a touch of whimsical romance. We only spoke for about 2 minutes, a fleeting conversation, but she left a lasting impression. There was something very special about her that struck a chord inside my soul. Unbeknownst to her, in those two minutes she inspired me. If I were to create a wedding for her, it would be very similar to the pictures you see today. My goal was to design her a bohemian inspirited wedding with a fresh interpretation.

Rachel from Rachel Elaine Photography and I immediately agreed we wanted eye-catching hues to contrast with the white washed walls of The White Sparrow. Using a color palette of pinks, greens, oranges, and blues opened up a bright infusion of summer. R Love Floral Design used organic, natural flowers and foliage to embody this inspiration.

It was very important to me to fuse both the nature of the surroundings and the additional pieces into a cohesively effortless space. I used a tree on the property to hang a dream catcher seating chart, the vibrant green-grassed space that was made to be sat in, and a tree swing that was calling to be transformed into a cake stand. Clean, simple, native, yet elegant.

I fell in love with the idea of having a loaf of bread on the tables, representing “breaking bread” among friends and family. The word “bohemian” immediately makes me think of a more relaxed and informal sitting, and with that in mind we used a low table for the dessert displays all made by Amuse Bake Shop. I visualized friends and family informally surrounded around the table sharing stories of the bride and groom.

The true beauty in what I do is the friendships I form along the way. Each event is a way for me to take the traits that make my clients truly unique and extraordinary, and create a sitting that expresses all of those attributes for them to enjoy. I had the privilege of working with some of the best in the industry on this shoot. I hope you love these pictures as much as I do.

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Photography: Rachel Elaine Photography | Event Design + Styling: Jade Batangan | Floral Design: RLove Floral | Wedding Dress: Berta Bridal | Cake: Crème De La Crème | Invitations: LaneLove Design | Makeup: BA Beauty | Hair: Styling By Macey | Venue: The White Sparrow Barn | Bridal Boutique: Bridal Boutique of Lewisville | Bridesmaids' Dress: Beside The Bride | Desserts: Amuse Bake Shop | Female Model- Bride: Jessie Turner | Female Model- Bridesmaid: Hannah Hamlin | Linen Rentals: AM Linen Rental | Male Model- Groom: Will Clark | Photo Bus: The Photobus DFW | Rentals: Gold Dust Vintage Rentals | Ribbons: Bellame Ribbon | Rugs: Store House No.7